Final Fantasy XIV Producer Tests Benchmark on Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet, Gets Decent Score

on July 14, 2013 10:47 AM

If you were planning to try to play Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet, you may actually hold some hope of decent gameplay.

During a livestream on NicoNico Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida tested the game’s benchmark on one of Microsoft’s Windows 8 tablets and achieved a pretty decent score of 2570 on medium settings and 1280×720 resolution. That’s most definitely a playable score.

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To provide a term of comparison my personal laptop with Windows 7 64 bit, Intel Core i3 M350, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 and 4 GB of RAM got a quite lame score of 1698 on the same settings, and the game is still playable on it.

Of course the Microsoft Surface Pro is no gaming PC, my actual gaming rig goes over 7000 with no sweat, but if you want to play some on the go and you have one of Microsoft’s new tablets, now you know you can.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.